The Spirit?

Many wonder what ‘the spirit’ is. How are we to let ‘the spirit’ lead us? If we reap what we sow, what are we sowing? We give money, clothes, anything we have a little extra of. But none of that is sowing of ‘the spirit’.

My words are spirit and they are life, John 6:63. That is something we were told by Jesus. Jesus sent people to preach the gospel. But Jesus also sent us to The Father in the Sermon on the Mount, knowing we would need to strengthen ourselves. Jesus’ words are spirit, and The Father’s word is also spirit.

The Father also gives us spirit that we need to spread but not by preaching, but another way that would help to preserve us (Deut. 6:8-9, 6:24.

If we sow money, we reap money etc., maybe that is why Christians have prospered. If we want ‘the spirit’ to lead us, to spread across our country, then shouldn’t we spread The Word of our God, our Ten Commandments. And if you see Jesus as God, which He is, then spread His Word, the Sermon on the Mount as well.

Maybe then our country would have a better spirit than looking forward to all the hate, stealing, destruction, and death. We can fight death with life by passing on the words of life. Any word from the Holy Book is Holy Spirit.

Are America’s Holidays Christian, or Pagan?

The Holidays Christians keep are not bad. All things have a beginning. God asks us to “keep” His Word, His feasts, so we do that then can we celebrate our Holidays. God is first in all things.

Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. all of them have great ideas, great premises. It might do well to clean them up and allow the children to dress-up and celebrate our Holidays. This of allowing children to dress like demons, vampires etc. is not good. We need to remember that which we emmulate, is that which we become.

Remember in school they would have us dress like Greeks or whatever the lesson was? It is like putting yourself in another’s shoes. So when you dress your child for Halloween, dress them in what they or you want them to be like.

Celebrating a mom or dad, or a president, maybe the Founding Fathers or any one they see as a hero isn’t bad. Heaven knows we need more heroes these days. And by dressing them up as one they admire, your child can learn what made them so great. Benefits of defending their choices, teaching them how to research, allowing them to seek the good. This is another case of it’s not what you do, but why/how you do it.

Before you claim that we shouldn’t do anything that God hasn’t commanded, remember, God didn’t command the ‘Festival of Lights,’ that Jesus attended. He also didn’t command men to remember their anniversaries. How well do you think that would go over? Do you refuse your child their birthday party because those in the Scriptures didn’t turn out so well (except one of course)?

We overcome evil with good. We don’t ignore it, nor pretend it doesn’t exist. We clean it up by overcoming it, so we teach the children to dress/act as their hero. As far as some believing that Halloween is the night that the dead have interaction with the living, think about it, can that be so bad? Instead of evil corrupting the child, can it not be that a child might be able to do something that reminds them of one they lost? To keep a memory alive. How many of us would like to say one more thing, to see them one more time or to hold our deceased loved one? Would you like to connect to your love one even though they are no longer with us.

We don’t overcome a bad habit by pretending it doesn’t exist but by gaining control over it.

Everything can be traced back to whenever as if it matters. Nothing new under the sun. How one thought about it, or how they did it doesn’t matter, it is what you do and how you think of it and how you teach it.

Jesus nor the Bible doesn’t say we can’t celebrate any holiday or birthday, it simply tells us to put God first. So if you have done His holidays, or feast days as He calls them, then do yours. Don’t let the party poopers bring down anything. Lift everything up, bring in the good and enjoy life. Go ahead bring a smile on that face covered in chocolate, just remind them to brush before bed. Those “IN” our Lord Jesus Christ should have no fear. God has a reason for all creation, even the mosquitoes. Open your door, your heart, your life to those who need to see an act of kindnes, a connection to your neighbours and the life of a true Christian.

Our Bible, a History Book?

It has been said that the Bible is just a history book. That might be correct. But by receiving the Bible we can see why, what, when, and where things went wrong, as well as who was to blame. We can look upon that Book and see things that we can change. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20.

So, do we just believe it is all over, done away with, absolutely out of our hands? Or do we realize history repeats itself? By reading and learning the Bible, we can infer the ending, whether it’s of allowing our humanity to overcome us, or by accepting God’s wisdom and help.

Revelations shows us no real ending. That’s because, like many things, that ending is a reflection of our beliefs. The end is up to our actions, beliefs, and the very talent given us to change human nature.

Do we interpret the Bible literally or spiritually? How about we take it according to our understanding? Would that be such a bad idea? Every word normally has more than one definition. So, if we just understand it according to our own personal levels, we all would probably have answers that we can all discuss. It is called a debate, where you state where you are, another brings up what they know and understand, then we get to compare what we know to what went wrong, by whom, where, why etc..

Church shouldn’t be lectures without a following debate or discussion. We aren’t in a hierarchy in the Body of Christ. There isn’t a head honcho to listen to other than God Almighty. Picture a family reading the Bible. There are several points found: a dad’s view, mom’s, children, and when they are finished, they discuss what they got from those Scriptures. At least that’s what would happen in an ideal setting. That is, however, what a good church should be. Family discovering the views of each member in order to discover the truth of the Scriptures. Men’s, women’s and children’s point of view. All should be heard because any one of them can shed more light on what you think you know. As the Apostles wrote, ‘iron sharpens iron’.

How and why did Israel fall, or how, why, when did the Christians’ fail? We can ask God and search the Scriptures for our answers. Most of all, what did God do when His people failed Him? And what can we expect if we continue on the path this world is going?

We don’t have to go through the Tribulation. We don’t have to let evil overtake us. We just have to learn and look upon the Scriptures with a 20/20 vision. Life can and will be great when we begin to seek one another’s view. There appears to be too many teachers and never enough students.

People seem to live on fear. Somehow they want tribulation, drama, etc. around. They want blood, they want anyone who isn’t like them to just go away, hoping someone else will do away with them. The hate of people, speech, ethnicities, everything seems to have something that will ‘trigger’ someone else. They don’t realize that there are different parts of the body and not all parts function in the same manner.

Think about it, we could end up in Paradise, or hell. It’s all our choice. If it is paradise that we wish to see, then dwell in the love of The Father and The Son by “keeping” the law (Ten Commandments) and testimony (Sermon on the Mount), as directed by God in Deut.6:8-9. May we all one day find Paradise.

The Ultimate Truth

If ultimate truth comes from God, it can never change because God never changes, and it can never be wrong because God is never wrong. The only way you will ever know the truth of God is to personally know Jesus, who is the true savior. Come to know Jesus personally today and experience first-hand THE truth that will set you free!

Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14. He is our example of The Trinity. He is The Law that hung on the cross and The Law written upon the heart.

Psalms 40:7
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Hebrews 10:7
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

We seek the wisdom of The Father to learn God’s will (Deut.6:8-9). In most every book of the Bible we are taught to “keep” the Commandments. The Father wants us all in His Son. Show some obedience to God and bind The Word, spoken, written, and made flesh and place all your loved ones in Him. Let Him teach, guide, and help all who trust in Him. May He go with us all.

Take Away All Sickness

Deuteronomy 7:15
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

It is with the wisdom of The Father we are told how to avoid diseases. If we obey Him in Deut. 6:8-9 and give heed to His voice by “keeping” the Ten Commandments as directed that we can avoid these problems.

If you believe in The Father and The Son, then give heed to the Sermon on the Mount as well. “Keep” both the law and testimony. For from the heart the mouth speaks. Who’s voice will you give ear to?

America’s Light

So we are told that our Constitution is a living document and it is subject to change. Or, maybe we need to see it a different way. Maybe, we should see it as a light we all live by. And that light should be trimmed to shine brighter all across the land of America.

That would mean that the Constitution stands as it is. We do not change it, add to it or take from it, no more than we would our Father’s Law. But all the laws, rules and regulations created since our founding, is what should go. What was good for people a hundred years ago may not even be necessary today.

We do not break our foundation. We do not take and destroy what we have spent years building our lives on. If we do destroy that foundation–even if it seems like a little difference in opinion–, then our world will be turned upside down. That little crack in America’s foundation will cause our Great nation to fall.

Our Father counseled us to trim our light, true, but He also said to “keep” His Commandments and forsake not the law of your Mother. This means, yeah, what mankind establishes needs renewed every so often, but God gave us rules to live by and a Constitution that set us up as a free people.

If this great Nation, the only one like it, is to survive then we must stand our ground on both our Spiritual and Physical foundation. We are a people who believe in freedom, liberty and all the good stuff, and we used to have a God that prospered, kept and provided for us.

Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14. He is our example of The Trinity.

Yes, those Ten Commandments is Jesus. When God tells us in Deut.6:8-9 to bind and wear His Word He is placing us in His Son, Jesus.

Jesus keeps the custom by asking those who love Him to “keep” His Words even as He kept His Father’s. So if you obey God, and love Jesus, one would “keep” both the law (Ten Commandments) and the testimony (Sermon on the Mount) as instructed in Deut.. He wants to be in this country, but now it is up to the individual.

That God has been removed from our public property, schools, court rooms etc.. There is more private property than government. Maybe we can show Him how much we want Him by letting Him see, we know Him, and we know His voice. If we will stand for God, then He will stand for us. We defend that which we believe in. Isn’t that our God and our Country?

What will Americans choose to do? Roll with the flow, or stand their ground? That choice is yours.

One more law could be the straw that broke the camel’s back, or maybe the tail that took down the saints.

Saved By Grace?

Saved by Grace, His grace, His actions, His love. Oh so right, we are saved by grace. BUT there is more to the story. If we die, we go to heaven, whatever one believes is good with us. BUT again, what happens to those we leave behind? What about our children, grandchildren, all we know and love? What will happen to our country? Will the world overtake us? Jesus warned us not to let that happen.

The war on if one is to “keep” the law or rely on grace, is totally overdone. If one can get past themselves, their fears or even the ego, then we can accept the fact that we need help. Jesus died on that cross to save the world, not just you or me. He looked forward to what this world would face and it sadden Him.

God knows the beginning from the end. Jesus saw the end and provided us a way to also see the future. We can provide for ours the way He did for His.

We seek the wisdom, the path, the way Jesus chose, The Father’s instructions. Jesus kept The Father’s law, so should we? And what about Paul telling us we don’t need to observe the law?

God’s law is the Ten Commandments, The Father Himself spoke, wrote, and then made His Word flesh. Three times He gave us His law. We do need to “keep” it in the manner He instructs us in Deut.6:8-9. And since we do as we see our Father do, wouldn’t we also keep that part of the laws directed for the children of God to the best of our ability?

If one can seek The Father’s wisdom, and use it as such, then each of us will fulfill a part of the law according to the abilities given to each individual. We are part of the body of Jesus Christ and we, on our own, are not responsible to fulfill the law. Only fulfill the part you are able to do or what pertains to you.

God gave directions for the kings, priests, judges etc. and the children. As we grow we will find that He trains us according to His will. We find out who we are in Jesus.

Yes, grace will get you to your destination. But think ahead, is there not wisdom to help preserve, protect those who are left behind when you leave? And really, who wants to arrive to Paradise as a pauper?

As this world falls apart, and our enemies surround us, is there nothing we can do to help those who will be left after we have gone? Whose wisdom should we seek, who’s council? Mankind has not found a solution to this world’s woes, can we not seek higher wisdom?

And for those who want to trust in God: learn to “keep” the Commandments. Those who love Jesus, pass that love on as Jesus tells all who love Him to “keep” His Word (Sermon on the Mount) just as He kept His Father’s. So take the Ten Commandments, and Sermon on the Mount, and learn to grow strong in our Lord. May we all stand to see the day of our Lord as we are made aware of the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ.